AdventuresQuick Reads

Why You Need Travel Papers

February 18, 2020 •

Wars might have an end-date in history, but the havoc they reap in the social fabric of humanity have a tenacious will to survive.

| February 18, 2020

Why Landlocked Countries Have Navies

February 18, 2020 • Although these countries do not have coastlines, and especially because they do not, they protect the water bodies they have with a degree of seriousness.

New Moscow: The Rise, and Quick Fall of Russia’s colonial experiment

February 18, 2020 • For Alexander, who considered this proposal seriously, Achinov and his Cossack’s were the perfect cat’s paw.

Have You Ever Been to a Private Hospital?

January 26, 2020 • Everything bad about the global finance system has been happening in Nairobi, and you've been paying for it with your money, and lives.


Have You Ever Been to a Private Hospital?

January 26, 2020 • Everything bad about the global finance system has been happening in Nairobi, and you've been paying for it with your money, and lives.

| January 26, 2020


The Man Who Sold a Country

September 27, 2018 • ...and the people who stood by while it happened (simply, us).

| September 27, 2018


How Scientific Racism Shaped Kenya

December 30, 2017 • In the 1930s, a group of scientists set about trying to use science to prove that Kenyans couldn't handle European ideas.

| December 30, 2017


The Assassination of Chief Waruhiu

June 15, 2017 • At quarter to 1 on 7th October 1952, Senior Chief Waruhiu Kung'u was shot and killed. This is the story of the two men who hanged for it.

| June 15, 2017

FeaturesQuick Reads

The Kamba of Paraguay

February 16, 2017 • How did a group of Kamba soldiers find their way to the heart of South America?

| February 16, 2017


Anatomy of a Health Crisis: A Photo Essay

January 24, 2017 • What happens when a public healthcare system is designed to fail?

| January 24, 2017


Rusinga Festival: A Photo Essay

December 27, 2016 • The Rusinga Festival celebrates the colorful history of the Subanese, descendants of a dynastic war for the Buganda throne.

| December 27, 2016


The Eccentric Photography of Osborne Macharia

July 6, 2016 • Two days after shooting Mengo, Osborne texts to say he lost the images he took. So he called in the models and started all over again.

| July 6, 2016


The First Computers in East Africa –and what became of them

July 6, 2015 • One of them ended up at the bottom of the ocean, because of a snake, a gun, and bureaucracy. Another ended up in China, somehow.

| July 6, 2015

FeaturesQuick Reads

SIX HOURS ON FIGHT NIGHT: Makmende vs Wikipedia

May 7, 2015 • Makmende had returned, and he was here to stay. Not that he reads books and Wikipedia anyway. He just beats them up to get the information he wants.

| May 7, 2015

ProfilesQuick Reads

Monica Njeri’s Killer Killed Again

November 20, 2014 • In August 1980, Kenya arrested a US sailor for the murder of Monica Njeri in a drunken brawl. 32 years later, he killed three more women.

| November 20, 2014


Butterflies and the Sea

November 15, 2018 • At Serena Beach Resort & Spa, M.’s date waddles like a duck, a monkey organizes a banana heist, and then we cradle butterflies.

| November 15, 2018


The Rise and Fall of the State House Boys

October 23, 2018 • Inside the intrigues that built and destroyed the President’s comms team. A story of blind ambition, unfettered ego, and utter destruction. And a brothel.

| October 23, 2018

Quick Reads

What Happened to Kenya’s Moon Rocks?

June 20, 2018 • The idea though was that they would mark the successes of space exploration, and be displayed to the public. Very few countries ever did that.

| June 20, 2018

MusingsPromoted Content

The Sister Right

May 12, 2018 • ‘I’m pregnant,’ she answered. It was supposed to be the end of ends. I didn’t get the seriousness of it. ‘Congratulations.’ I rushed to hug her.

| May 12, 2018

FeaturesQuick Reads

The Freemasons Who Built Kenya

May 7, 2018 • The White House Lodge was burnt down in 1905. But another one was quickly built, this time further downtown, on the very spot that Central Bank is today.

| May 7, 2018

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